Davy Graham has died

Legendary folk and blues (and many other things) guitarist Davy Graham died on December 15. Davy Graham launched a thousand guitar careers and was the writer of the much-copied song Anji. His version of Anji was on an EP disc that he released in 1962 with Alexis Korner – 3/4 AD (because it’s in 3/4 time). Both Anji and the amazing 3/4 AD blues duet are on the newer editions of Davy’s album Folk, Blues and Beyond. Amazon customers can download them from their new download service here.

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Below Davy plays Cry Me a River. See full Guardian video tribute here


Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies – Got my Mojo Working

This features the late, great, Cyril Davies on harmonica and vocals from the 1962 Blues Incoporated Album, with Alexis Korner on amplified acoustic guitar. Dick Heckstall-Smith also played on the live album, recorded at London’s Marquee club. Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies were the real joint fathers of the British blues, John Mayall was a bit later, and this is what people who went on to form the Yardbirds, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and others were listening to.